APC Leaders In Bayelsa Visit Jonathan After Victory, Give Reasons

APC Leaders In Bayelsa Visit Jonathan After Victory, Give Reasons
The All Progressives Congress (APC)'s candidate, David Lyon won in the recently conducted governorship elections in Bayelsa State.
The APC leaders amidst the celebration have deemed it important to visit former President Goodluck Jonathan, one of the biggest figures in the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, led APC leaders including governor-elect David Lyon, to visit the former president’s home on Monday.

Sylva noted that as a former president and leader of the State, Goodluck Jonathan deserved to be respected and honoured by all  Bayelsa people, irrespective of their party leanings.

Being a former president of the country and a past governor of the State, Jonathan remains an asset to the state and his inputs will always be needed to advance the course of governance in the Bayelsa.

As such it was important for us to introduce the governor-elect to him and seek his support and guidance in building a better Bayelsa,” he said.

Jonathan while appreciating the APC leaders also tasked the governor-elect to welfare and interest of the Bayelsa people above every other issue.

As a former president of Nigeria, I am a father to all Bayelsans,  hence my doors are open to all citizens  irrespective of their political affiliations.

I urge you to make the welfare of Bayelsa people  a top priority and carry all of them along irrespective of the party they voted for.

Elections are over now, so I want you to see yourself as the governor of all and not only to the sections that voted for you. This is the way to move Bayelsa forward,” he stated.

The former president also condemned the violence in some parts of the state during the elections, describing it as unfortunate and regrettable.

He said the nation’s democracy would never mature if the violence and irregularities during elections continued. 

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi West Senatorial election inconclusive.
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